Mary T. Elliott (MacDougall) passed away July 1, 2024 in Chelsea, Michigan at the age of 93 years. Born October 29, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Bridget Agnes (Farrell) and Ronald Stephen MacDougall. Brothers were the late Daniel (deceased in infancy), Ronald and Daniel MacDougall. Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John E. Elliott, she is mourned by her six children: Mary Therese McElyea (Charles) of Bluffton, SC; John E. Elliott, Jr.(Jane) of Plymouth, MI; Anne Marie Simsarian (Gregory) of Laguna Hills, CA; James G. Elliott( Laura) of Yardley, PA; Mary Grace Smith ( Matthew) of Plymouth, MI and Charles J.P. Elliott (Jacqueline)of Grosse Pointe, MI.

Grandmother to 14 grandchildren: Clayton Elliott (Sterling); Aris and Douglas Simsarian; Alyssa and Ashley Elliott; Charles (Chloe)and J.P. McElyea; C.J., Libby and Christopher Elliott as well as Barbara, Jack, Peggy and Teresa Smith. Great-Grandmother to Maggie and Liam McElyea.

Mrs. Elliott was the daughter of an Irish immigrant Mother (County Leitrim) and her Father was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. She graduated from St. Agnes High School (1948) in Detroit. As a young woman, Mrs. Elliott worked as a secretary for the former MacManus (D’Arcy MacManus) advertising agency (Detroit), prior to marriage.

Mrs. Elliott and her family were members of the Holy Name Catholic Church and residents of Birmingham, Michigan for 35-years. Mrs. Elliott dedicated her entire life to raising her six children, caring for her husband and looking after her grandchildren when they were very young. She was devoted to the needs of each of her six children and faced life’s challenges with realism, good humor and unconditional love for her entire family.

Her love and encouragement provided her family with the foundation for their happiness and success in life and she will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chelsea Retirement Community Benevolent Care Fund East.

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